First Nations’ Rights Speaker Series: The Gap between Law and Practice – Jan 30, 2014

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Consent or Consultation

Consent or Consultation: Examining the Gap

Grand Chief John is a lawyer, Hereditary Chief of Tl’azt’en Nation, Representative to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, a member of the First Nations Summit Political Executive and holds two honorary Doctor of Laws degrees.

Thursday, Jan 30, 7-8PM
Alice MacKay Room, Lower level
Central Library, 350 West Georgia St.
Admission is free. Seating is limited.

The Supreme Court of Canada has recognized a duty to consult First nations on issues affecting their rights. The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has confirmed the right to free, prior and informed consent. Grand Chief Edward John examines this gap between Canadian and international law.